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Laboratory Assistant I - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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This position provides essential laboratory support to Metropolitan's demonstration-scale Advanced Water Treatment plant and the Regional Recycled Water Program. This position is also responsible for completing common lab maintenance tasks to support the team's other activities, including routine monitoring of Metropolitan's waters for cyanotoxins and quagga mussels.

You will learn and assist with receiving and logging wastewater samples; performing routine quality assurance and quality control tasks and completing required documentation; maintenance of laboratory equipment; preparing laboratory solutions and other reagents; purchasing and stocking laboratory supplies; cleaning and decontaminating glassware and equipment; sterilizing laboratory waste; and cleaning laboratory surfaces.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
To view the full job description click here: Laboratory Assistant I



Education and Experience: High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency certificate (HSEC).

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

20% Analytical Skills
20% Teamwork
15% Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that includes: Reading comprehension; use basic math; follow directions; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.
15% Oral Communication
10% Written Communication
10% Job Preparations (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
10% Organization/Planning
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected]

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).